Columbia Chamber of Commerce Supports Smart Grid Improvements and SB 190

As the Missouri State Senate is expected to bring up SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery (R-31), the Columbia Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the bill. SB 190 establishes the Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Act. It will focus on developing a “smart” electrical grid for the state that is expected to … Continued


Junior Leadership Columbia 2017 Class to Graduate

On April 10, 25 students from area high schools will graduate from the Chamber’s 2017 Junior Leadership Columbia class, in a banquet to be held at First Baptist Church. These students have successfully completed ten sessions over nine months, focusing on topics integral to leadership, such as civil service, risk and reward, community involvement, creativity, personal … Continued


Thanks to Everyone That Made the 2017 Business Showcase One of the Best Ever

Tuesday, March 7th was our annual Chamber Business Showcase. A day full of networking opportunities for Columbia! Now that the big day has come to a close, there is only one word that comes to mind… it has 12 letters. Merriam Webster defines it as “a feeling of admiration, approval or gratitude.” Any guesses? It’s … Continued


April 2017 Member News

Member News MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company of Columbia invites you to select from our fresh, natural, high-quality ingredients to create your own Neapolitan Pizza. Watch the magic unfold in the center-stage bustling kitchen, aka “The Heart.” They meet rigorous gastronomic rules to serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Famous for it’s chewy and crisp dough … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2017 in Full Swing

Leadership Columbia is a program of the Chamber developed to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders. The class of Leadership Columbia 2017 began in January and has completed its Retreat, Social Services, Education, and Healthcare sessions. Each session begins with an hour of leadership skills development with Tony Richards of Clear Vision Development Group, … Continued


Congress Members Share Visions on Reforming the Country’s Capital Markets

Heads of local financial institutions, members of Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together to discuss reforming the country’s capital markets. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) to host a Financial Services Roundtable yesterday at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. … Continued


March 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The Taste of Mid-Missouri is coming up on March 13 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at The University Club on the University of Missouri Campus. To get more information and/or buy a ticket, you can go to the website here. 110 teams from throughout Missouri will compete in the Show-Me STATE GAMES Mpix … Continued


Grow Your Business at the Business Showcase

Two words, 14 letters. BusinessDictionary.com defines it as “the process of improving some measure of an enterprise’s success. It can be achieved either by boosting the top line or revenue of the business with greater income, or by increasing the bottom line or profitability of the operation.” Any guesses? It’s B U S I N … Continued


2017-2018 Junior Leadership Columbia Applications Now Available for Current Sophomores

All current sophomores in Columbia are encouraged to apply for a position in Junior Leadership Columbia (JLC) for the 2017-2018 school year. JLC is an annual program of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which falls under the Chamber’s strategic initiative to Advance Community Excellence through developing the next generation of community leaders. This nine-month program … Continued